DISA videoconferencing system to be built by AT&T

AT&T Government Solutions Inc. won a subcontract worth as much as $51 million to build a modern Internet protocol-based system for voice and videoconferencing for the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems of Reston, Va., awarded the subcontract for work on the agency's Defense Information Systems Network Video Services II contract. When completed, the system will let U.S. military commanders set up secure, high-speed audio and videoconference calls across continents.

AT&T Government Solutions of Vienna, Va., is the incumbent on the DISN Video Services ' Global contract, which provides video-bridging services to military communities. Although originally intended to handle administrative communications, the system has developed into a command and control network with six video-bridging hubs that offer 24-hour-a-day communications to 4,000 sites worldwide.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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